What is a Helm Chart?

Helm uses a packaging format called charts. A Helm chart is a collection of files that describe a related set of Kubernetes resources.

A single chart might be used to deploy something simple, like a full web app stack with HTTP servers, databases, caches, and so on.


JFrog Artifactory natively supports Helm Chart repositories, giving you full control of your development process to Kubernetes. You can create:

  • Private secure local Helm chart repositories with fine-grained access control

  • Remote Helm chart repositories, that proxy remote Helm chart resources and cache downloaded Helm charts to keep you independent of the network and the remote resource

Virtual Helm chart repositories give you a single URL through which to manage the resolution and deployment of all your Helm charts.